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Research Project Officer/Epidemiologist

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 7 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 62882
  • Category: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Research Project Officer/Epidemiologist
  • Department of Infectious Diseases
  • HS4
  • 0.63EFT
  • 12 months with the potential to extend

The Department

The Department offers expertise in general infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, travel-related infections, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, and infections in immunocompromised hosts including critical care, burns, cystic fibrosis and solid organ (lung, heart and kidney) and stem cell transplant recipients. We have four active clinical units at any one time with a dedicated general infectious diseases inpatient unit, an HIV inpatient unit, a general consultative service and an immunocompromised host service. Through our Alfred Infectious Diseases Training Program we provide outstanding opportunities for advanced training in infectious diseases.

One of the premier services provided by the Department is the Victorian State-wide HIV Service, which provides a comprehensive program for individuals and populations affected by or infected with HIV in Victoria. This ranges from acute care and chronic illness management, to health maintenance, prevention and health promotion. Complications of HIV and antiretroviral therapy, in addition to the myriad of co-morbidities such as cancer, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, renal impairment, viral hepatitis and liver disease, drug and alcohol related disorders, neurocognitive impairment and psychiatric illness are all managed in a multidisciplinary ambulatory care clinic.

The Role

This position will work closely with A/Prof Stewardson on a range of research projects relating to hospital epidemiology (healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance) and invasive infections in persons who inject drugs (PWID).  The position will be expected to take an active role in project design, implementation, analysis and reporting; and to support project coordination, HREC applications and communication with collaborators. This is an opportunity for an individual with relevant training and a track record of successful completion of research project, to join a large academic infectious diseases department and make significant contributions to collaborative research with direct clinical relevance.

Qualification & Experience Required


  • Masters in Epidemiology
  • Continuous professional development specific to clinical research is desirable


  • Experience as a research/project coordinator in clinical care or equivalent experience is essential
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, ACCESS)

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Proven ability to manage a large research portfolio/or study and undertake research related tasks in a timely and effective manner
  • Knowledge of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, Good Clinical Practice and Guidelines governing clinical trials.

Personal Attributes 

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and be self-directed
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a research team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritise
  • A professional and engaging approach to research
  • Professional work ethic and flexible work style

Enquiries : A/Prof Andrew Stewardson:

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in accordance with the Vaccination of Health Care Workers (COVID-19) Directions - Health Services. All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against influenza. This is in accordance with the Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers (Influenza Vaccine) Directions - Health Services Establishments for influenza.


  • Closed 7 days ago - 02 Feb 2023